Anti copying malware installs itself with dozens of games

A group of gamers has started a site to spread a pledge to boycott video-games that come with a dangerous anti-copying mechanism.

Starforce is an anti-copying program that some games covertly install when you install the game. The software causes system instability and crashes. The company that makes Starforce refuses to address the damage their software causes; instead, they blame the people on whom their malware has been forced: "According to our research those of users [sic] that do run into compatibility problems are beginner-level-hackers that try to go around our protection system." Boing Boing: Anti-copying malware installs itself with dozens of games

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 31st January 2006 9:32PM